February 2013 Gourmet Night at Nics

Cucumber Sparkling Drink
2 cucumbers thinly sliced
1-2 quart liter sprite
Canned frozen limeade
Marinate sliced cucumbers in limeade for a few hours until ready to serve. Put all in punch bowl. Cover with ice and sprite.

Phoenix Salsa               Brenda Robertson
2 Avacados
2 pomegranates (1 pkg Costco)
2 tomatoes
1 bunch green onions
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 tsp Accent
1tsp coriander
I family sized bag Frito Scoops

Wild Green Salad with Pomegrante Vinegarette
1/4 cup Pomegrante juice
1/4 cup olive oil or salad oil
1/4 cup orange juice
3 T balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp lemon zest
3/4 cup toasted walnut halves
8 ounces mixed greens
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup Pomegrante seeds
1 can mandarin oranges
Salt and pepper

Maple Pork Tenderloin
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 T basamic vinegar
2tsp Dijon mustard
Combine in saucepan and let simmer and cornstarch to thicken.
1-2 pork tenderloin strips. Cover with foil bake at400 degreese until meat reaches an inner temp of 160 degrees, about 20 min. Let sit 10 min, top with sauce.

Twice Baked Potatoes     
4 med baked potatoes
1 cup sourcream
1/2 c buttered, softened
1 3oz cream cheese softened
2 green onions
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 cup grated cheese
Bake potatoes and cut half lengthwise, spoon potato ,into mixing bowl, and set skins aside, mix everything else together except paprika. Put in potatoes and sprinklr with paprika. Bake at 350 for 20 min.

Italian Cheese Bread Ring      Stir Thing Up
4 1/2-51/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 pkg active dry yeast
1 c milk
1 c water
2 eggs

1cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 c butter, softened

Combine 2. 1/2 c flour, sugar, salt, yeast. In a saucepan heat milk, water, and 1/2 c butter until very warm. Add warm mixture and eggs to flour mixture.  Blend then best for 3 min. By hand stir in remaining flour until stiff batter.
Grease 12 cup bunt pan. In small bowl combine filling ing. Spoon half of batter into pan, then filling,spoon remaining batter over filling. Cover loose with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place. About 30 min. Cook 30-40 min at 350, until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan and cool on wire rack.  Serve warm or cool.

Pizookies Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 c flour
1/2 pkg semi sweet chocolate chips 1/2 pkg milk chocolate chips
Cook at 375 8-10 min.  For pizookies put dough in ramican cook at 375 for 12 min then top with ice cream.


  1. Do you broil or bake the pork? What degrees?

  2. Bake at 400 degreese until pork reaches internal temp of 160.


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